Opinion: Online learning can be eye-opening for both teachers and students

Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck, 9, takes an online class at a friend’s home during the first week of distance learning for the Clark County School District on August 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Mark Lautens is a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto.

Toronto is recognized as one of the most diverse cities in the world. That message is preached by our politicians and civic leaders and we live it every day as we walk the streets and interact with our fellow citizens.

More than ever, universities are working hard to have that diversity reflected in our classrooms. Progress is slow, sometimes very slow.

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Oddly the world of virtual learning is revealing diversity that would otherwise be more or less invisible to someone standing at the front of a classroom giving a lecture to a mass of

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